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including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, he seemingly is satisfied with the campaign he has run. >> as for his supporters, some are down stairs below
and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those states because they are the first to have closed on the east coast in terms of the battleground states. we will look at those areas where the president's numbers should be high in hoping that they actually are. >>> specifically woodall says the campaign will be looking the early numbers in minorities, that could be a gauge for the night ahead. coming up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another stat
with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders fro
were supposed to be blue and we're watching florida closely as well as virginia. those are two battleground states that could shape this election. we will keep you posted. >> the polls are still open in california until 8:00. you still have time to vote. >> right now i'm standing outside the registrar of the people have showed up to vote. they are doing drive of boating but there are also a lot of people inside. -- voting at the county hired 6000 workers over the last three or four months to make sure that they come in just for today to make sure things run smoothly. after 8:00 when the polls close things will get very interesting. >> we start counting the ballots. and around 915 we will get returns and and there will be a lot of activity between now betwee and 10:00 in the morning >> for now and the south bay kron4 news. >> kron4 cameras were there when lots of deep melon ballots were delivered. -- the mail in >> we mailed out 450,000 ballots and as of yesterday we have received 202,000 back in the mail. we picked up the mail today and we got maybe another 20,000 back. we'll g
, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the results already by the people that have come out early and that's why the campaigns spent so much time on getting out the vote early, this ground game on these early votes. >> pelley: we'll come back to you early and often. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john is going to be showing us the various ways that the candidates can get to the 270 electoral votes necessary to twin presidency. john? >> well, first, scott, let's follow up on what bob was saying. we're going to dispatch with 41 of the states, the majority of the country cbs estimates based on the polling that those states are either going to go to barack obama or to mitt romney. that gives barack obama a start where he's likely to get 237 electoral votes, mitt romney is likely to get 191 electoral votes. so here we are at the beginning of the evening, nothing has been called, it's all possibility. so what is the easiest past for each candidate to get to that
voted with mailin ballots. >> lines in other parts of the country such as ohio and florida have been long. in some cases stretching around buildings. we have coverage throughout the bay area. right now we will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for try
hour to obama. and before we get away, the state of florida, 90% of all precincts are now reporting. florida is still to close to call. obama has a larger lead than he did but florida is way to close to call right now. i want to check in -- here is the college map. obama now with 244 on route to 270, the president out in the lead with a lost battleground states left to go and it's not over. romney with 193. the popular vote is shaping up to be interesting. a sea of red and blue. the popular vote not what matters but interesting to check in with and -- there is the popular vote as it breaks down. romney leading in the popular vote but of course obama leading in the big way in the electoral college at least for now. the two main reporters on the trail for us are ed henry, our chief white house correspond who has followed the white house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron l
close to call. the biggest is florida with 29 electoral votes in the president has made 26 visits there since the month of june. he has made 38. this shows that the republican candidate of less than one-half of 1%. ohio, 18 votes. and 454 mitt romney and virginia, 13 electoral votes. 20 ohm pop- up visits. 27 brugge visits and president obama is ahead by 1.5%. president obama also was a 2.5 percent lead for i was six electoral votes and 4 percent lead for wisconsin 10 votes. >> let us break it down. these blue states are safely towards obama. and degrees are taki key swing let me show you this mitt romney victory if he takes florida and leading he really needs to win florida if this is going to work out for him. and if he takes virginia, ohio, he still as only at 266. and he needs to 70. if we give him a new hampshire that would be giving him the 270--4 victory. let us take away ohio. and if he loses ohio he still does florida, virginia, new hampshire, mitt romney would also have to have victory in wisconsin, iowa, and still colorado. that would propel him over the 270. these are
: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes, regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama's making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going through tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with some long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah, but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling places, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. more polls, quinnipiac gives the president a five-point edge in ohio, but they say things are so close, it's such a small lead in virginia and florida, they're calling it a tie. lynn? >> all right, tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thanks. so, as we mentioned, the obama/christie meeting has been an extraordinary coming together of two political polar opposites, men who have very recently delivered some extremely biting com
. and a fundamentally different values set. >> florida value boaters'- lined up for the last early motive years-pour the election challenges of superstore sandy. storm sandy florida voters lined up. >> we can certainly see that arizona, north carolina are going towards mitt romney. new mexico, minnesota, pennsylvania are leaning towards obama. what are left? it is a bet to close. nevada, colorado, ohio, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. check out how close these numbers are in the swing states. ohio could be the most important state with 50%, mitt romney, 427%. and in virginia, commit amitt romne- and the same in florida and the same and you hampshire. new hampshire, wisconsin, ohio and iowa, and the president leads in these states but it is in with them at a margin of error. and definitely meant romney is within striking distance. >> as a reminder we will have election night extended coverage on tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in stay updated on our website www.kron4.com facebook and twitter. we have a developing story out of land and the rescue helicopter went down in flames we will
'easter isn't the best way to get started with the new license. >> how more. >> steve in florida. promised myself to stay up until florida results posted. does scarborough have this much sway? call it off, akle rod, for the love of god. >> you know about this bet. joe and david axelrod have this bet. there's debate about the legalese, the language. joe said if mitt romney loses north carolina and florida, joe will grow a mustache. now, there's some thought that he might have said if he loses north carolina and/or florida. in that case, joe would already have to grow the mustache. we're going to work through all this right now on "morning joe." ♪ >>> i'm extraordinarily disappointed. i put a lot of time and effort into the mitt romney campaign from last october going to new hampshire to endorse him through my last trip for him the friday before the storm in north carolina. i was surprised, you know, that it ended as quickly as it did. but that's the way it goes. people decide elections. and so my job as an elected official is to move forward after that. i'm not going to spend a lot of tim
. with the help of the people in florida that is exactly what is going happen. >> the vice presidential candidates are also hitting the trail. vice president joe biden stopping in virginia and paul ryan will be stopping in colorado and nevada and ohio. international polls say 49 percent of voters support the president. it is all about the electoral college and the 270 delegates. the states to watch tomorrow evening are going to be virginia and florida ohio and north carolina wisconsin and nevada. we'll have extensive coverage of the election and all of the propositions of the presidential election and the local races starting at 8:00 when the polls close. you guessed at today at our web site @ kron4 .com as well as our 247 news channel. >> enjoy it warm weather last because tuesday is gonna be the last day of record-breaking numbers. i roof cam shows in downtown san francisco is a clear start to the morning. there is some ground fog in the north bay with temperatures sitting in the '50s. into the afternoon sunny and warm conditions were talking '80s not only am land but potentially along the coast
over the reduced hours and florida. some people have not had a chance to cast a ballot and the provisional four ohio. they say that the ohio election is so tight that it could come down to perhaps one week. that is when they have passed for absentee ballot. and there is the storm. they are delivering a balance to emergency sections. some of these lines have been unusually long. let us take a look at illinois. they are nearly doubling the usual. >>pam: take a look of how close the presidential contest this. right now, it is in a statistical dead heat. 49 percent support president obama and the same support mitt romney. fazan grant lotus. >> at least 270 that would needed to win. the red states here are safely romney or cleaning romney. the blue states are safely obama, or legal,. these yellow states, and the key swing states. still too close to call. here are a couple of scenarios that would lead to a robber the victory. let's say romney takes florida victory possible. that gives him a florida and ohio. key as the amount of a 266. however, what happens if mitt romney doe
, virginia and ohio. they feel ok about florida and virginia. but a sign of trouble. jonathan martin is hearing the margins for him in chesterfield county just outside of richmond, where he is doing well, it is not good enough. if he's losing there, it's a sign of trouble in the state. in ohio, romney is worried about the midwest. wisconsin, and ohio, real nervousness. in the obama war room, confidence. exit polls looked good for john kerry. there are jokes about president kerry. but their models are coming in. the vote is coming in how they expected. >> one state declared is indiana, which obama won and it is called for romney. it shows the map is smaller this time, the map is smaller. some of the exit polling looks good, some does not, with what people think of health care and the role of government. people ask me, who should i vote for? what will they do? i have no clue. none of the candidates talked about what they'll do. it goes with what john wrote, about how small the campaign is in what is a huge moment. when you think of what is happening with our debt. trillion-dollar defic
. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> both parties say they will not take everything from granted and this is live from beaumont. >>> it is a big issue on the ballot for voters, it is prop 30. they made a big push for this tax increase measure. let's go to alex, what do you know alex? >> reporter: well the governor will be casting his ballot about two hours from now and he will obviously be voting in favor of proposition 30 and urging others to do the same. the governor is making a last minute push to fund education and he made a 5 city swing with a rally of education. >> they care about the kids, they care about the schools and they care about the futu
them yellow. nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and check out how close the latest polling numbers are in the yellow swing late. in ohio, maybe the most important state, obama 50% to romney's 47%. in colorado, obama 50, romney 48. in virginia, obama just a one percentage point lead, same thing in florida. in new hampshire, obama 49% to romney's 47%. in iowa, the president with a six percentage point lead. wisconsin, obama 51, romney 44 and in nevada, obama 50% to romney's 46%. the president leads in these states but it's certainly within the margin of error. in most cases, romney definitely within striking distance. >>> and a reminder, kron 4 news will have extended election coverage on tuesday. you can also stay updated on our website, kron4.com. >>> a fantastic weekend, both saturday and sunday, clear at the coast. that was the case here in santa cruz. still clear skies all up and down the coast around the bay area and we're going to see that for tomorrow as well. live at the golden gate bridge, and there is no fog out there for this eveni
knows every moment counts. sunday the president made stops in new hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado. his message push forward. >> that is why i need you, colorado. we have come too far to let our hearts grow weary. now is the time to keep pushing forward. to educate all our kids. create new jobs. >> he has the edge in several swing states but mitt romney isn't backing down and making his own final score of the tossup emphasizing the president's record. >> four years ago candidate obama he promised so much to so many people but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: some analyst say super storm sandy gives the president a boost leading into election day but only voters have the final say whether we will be seeing a repeat of 2008 in chicago tomorrow night. all right and another busy busy day for the president today and for mitt romney. but the president today he will start out we know in wisconsin. he will also be in ohio and then he will be in iowa. mitt romney also circling the battleground states including florida and virginia. back to you brian. >> republican presidential nomine
. look at that right there. even if he wins nevada and colorado and north carolina, virginia, florida, new hampshire. he can't get there. >> that's the difficulty that the romney campaign is faced with, that mitt romney is faced with. the path of winning this electoral college is so tight, it's almost as if he has to draw an inside straight tomorrow in what's going to happen in the race. and he has to, in my view, if you take a look at ohio, florida and virginia, mitt romney basically has to go 3 for 3 in those states in order to win this race. >> right. the only way he can get around that, somehow if he wins, all his path in winning, virginia, north carolina and florida. let's say he doesn't get ohio but wins wisconsin. then he's got to run the table. nevada, and ohio. >> the long ball is pennsylvania. if they can get pen, it changes the maps entirely. but having been through this before, the day before an election, the interesting thing, both sides are convinced they're going to win. both sides. both candidates and both sides. >> do you still believe that? >> i still believe they're
of these states that are still up for grabs. florida, colorado you can see on the maps. take a look of how close it is from cnn and in ohio. perhaps the most important swing state. with 50% to commit robberies 40%. just two percentage points ahead. and you can see the same in florida with a huge state. president obama with just a one percentage lead and look at new hampshire. it from the 47%. and i was, six percentage points. and in iowa--6 percentage points. and president obama is leading in these states but it is also in mayor margin of error. he is still however within striking distance. check out this superstore sandy forced both candidates to alter their campaign schedule, big time this week. on facebook, we are asking you what impact do think sandy will have on the election. join the conversation. we will be reading comments on air later in the show. >> off we will have continuing coverage of the election countdown continues tonight and will sit down with kron 4 is political analyst michael yaki. however, before that we have a controversial issue to talk about. a new poll is out about prop
his path to election. ohio to wisconsin, to iowa, to virginia. new hampshire to florida to ohio to colorado. wisconsin to ohio to iowa. you'll notice that's three ohios. >> hello, ohio. >> reporter: if he wins here, iowa and wisconsin, it's game over. but the polls are increasingly tight. and 55% of the public still thinks the nation is on the wrong track. >> stand tall, mr. president. god is with you. we are with you. >> reporter: he can use that help. the president's doing what he can to rev up his strongest supporters from 2008, with similar themes. >> over the last four years, the status quo in washington, they fought us every step of the way. what they're counting on now, is that you're going to be so tired of all the dysfunction, that you'll just give up. just walk away. >> reporter: he's making direct appeals, as well, on b.e.t., an ad with jay-z. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> reporter: in florida, a spanish-language ad. on monday, he will do three events with bruce springsteen. and, bianna, i want to tell you about this lineup tomorrow. concord,
crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania! >> reporter: today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you are tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time... >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it's all about getting as many people as possible into the election booth. >> that's what's going to decide this because frankly, there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> reporter: that's a fact even these candidates can agree with. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props
think by this hour while they're still counting votes in florida and made for the next week -- there is an even greener light. we know.what the president was reelected and democrats picked up seats in the senate which is contrary to what anybody in washington i think thought even as late as today. the house is going to stay roughly the same. absent breaking news, i bring you know prescind returns from florida. i would like to spend more time on why this has happened and what it means for us going forward. i share the admiration all around 4 president obama's campaign team. they were technically close to perfect in the first responsibility of a campaign team, that is to identify and turn out voters. the planned it and executed it, and it every step of the way, they knew what votes they needed and went out and got them. they began before election day thinking favorable votes in states where they had put people on the ground to produce. take ileus appear -- technically a superb operation. perhaps some people will think by the fourth or fifth visit -- it did work. the point i wa
th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> president obama and his family spent the in chicago. >>> mitt romney made his concession speech just after midnight. romney said he and paul ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill the hopes to lead the country in a different direction. so ann and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have app
vote, president obama is ahead 303 votes to 206 and we are awaiting results from one state now, florida. if the president were to win the there, that would mark a sweep of all but one of the battleground states. >> that is right, because north carolina went into the romney column. in terms of the popular vote, the president holds the lead with nearly 2.7 million more votes than governor romney. president obama will go to the white house today and facing a divided congress with the republicans maintaining the majority in the house, and while the democrats strengthened their hold in the house. there were some hot button issues, while colorado approved medicinal marijuana and maine and maryland became the first state to approve same-sex marriage by public vote. >>> well, for the second time i2 mismo sexo, se hizo en voto northeast na is going to be bearing down on the east coast. >>> and kristin welker had a late night covering the obama campaign, and she is joining us from chicago. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, savannah. president obama is waking up as a two-term president.
already left the company. >>> was we reported, president obama won the state state of florida. it was too close to call on election night. nearly all the votes announced that they boat him 50 to 49.1%. the margin is large enough to avoid an am commuter readout and -- computer readout and romney campaign spokesperson declined to comment. by capturing the 29 electoral votes. president obama 332 electoral votes, mitt romney 206. >>> florida's governor wants to know why the wait was so long at many polling places. more than eight and a half million people vote florida. some waited four hours or longer to caste ballots. >> rick scott looked for ways to streamline the process. >>> there are complaints of voting fraud in the u.s. virgin islands. the attorney general is investigating the allegations. the office did not specify the complaints received. voters in the u.s. virgin islands elected the house of representatives. >>> in a race for district seven seat remains up in the air. through six round of rank choice voting. board of education president has 381 votes. labor leader fx crawly has 11,3
nonstop. vice president is in colorado and paul ryan is holding rallies in pennsylvania, virginia, florida, and ohio. so ohio indeed could be the biggest battleground of the election. the race there is very tight. a just released cnn/orc poll shows obama ahead by just three points, well within the margin of error. an nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. president obama is about to speak at a rally in mentor, ohio. he is at least in the building, we understand. and so is our white house correspond dan loathian. the president's schedule is packed today. he isn't just campaigning. he is also keeping a close watch on the storm which he says really is his first priority. >> reporter: that's correct. white house officials saying that president did get updates, briefings overnight. this morning he went to fema headquarters in washington to get a briefing in person, to get a sense of what is taking place with regards to the flooding, the power situation. he had some of his top officials in the room with him. he also spoke via video conference with the
at these county returns, very closely, and i'm obsessed here a little bit watching orange county. florida is going to be razor tight all night. >> i would love geeking out with chuck todd. chuck, thanks. >> paul ryan's home state has fallen to the democrats. >> midwestern firewall is holding for president obama. >> that wisconsin call is such a big deal because it is now just ohio away for the president. >> we've been following florida. want to go back to the drama. >> 2,000 beep remembers going off for all the lawyers already in florida because everybody knew this would be a tight race. >> do they still use beepers down there, do they? >> speaking to obama campaign officials who say that they like what they are seeing right now. >> in the words of one source close to the romney campaign so far this night is stinging. >> it wasn't a very romantic campaign. >> hang on, chuck. hang on, chuck. >> here we go. >> we've got some critical calls. >> yes, we do. >> let's see now, roll them. ohio, president obama. >> brian, there's no what ifs anymore. that's done. >> gone from excited to election. take a m
to sweep the whole east coast, doesn't he, at the beginning of the night? florida, north carolina and new hampshire, as well? >> yeah, he's got to sweep all the states that touch the atlantic ocean really to have a chance in this race. and i think virginia will tell us a lot. it's going to tell us if this night ended early for mitt romney or if we're in for a long night. virginia will tell us that. >> that's right, but if he wins, he still has to do well in the midwest. win either ohio or wisconsin. if we give that to president obama, where he's ahead. he is just five votes short of the 270 electoral votes he needs. all that leaves is nevada, colorado or iowa. the president ahead or tied in all three of the states. >> that's the situation that mitt romney is in. it is, he's in a very narrow path to the electoral college victory. and exactly as you laid it out. it's as if he has to draw an inside straight in this campaign in order to win tonight. he has to do all those things and the path is still narrow to win this. >> matthew dowd, we'll see you tonight. >> all right, gentlemen. >>> and
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
florida, virginia, colorado, iowa, it's very close. the toughest state here to make this se ncenario work would be nevada. it's a state a that a lot of republicans and democrats slightly leans in the democratic category. but it's not an implausible scenario. if nobody got 270 then the house of representatives would decide who the president was, but the u.s. senate would vote on who the vice president was. that means the most likely outcome under this scenario is a romney/biden scenario. >> another scenario if ohio is too close to call. >> here's the problem with ohio. they have a new law that says provisional ballots, and these are ballots that are questioned there, maybe somebody didn't bring an i.d., maybe a signature is off, they will let you vote, but you get put in a separate stack. they wouldn't even start counting them until november 17th. today is still november 6th. so in 11 days, let's say the margin is less than 50,000, there's likely to be over 200,000 provisional ballots cast in ohio. they wouldn't start counting those until 11 days. . they wouldn't start counting until then.
're waiting for results from just one state this morning, florida. if the president wins there, it would mark a sweep of all but one of the battleground states. >> that's right. governor romney won north carolina. in terms of the popular vote, the president holds a narrow lead, nearly 2 million more than governor romney. president obama will return to the white house facing a divided congress once again. republicans maintaining their majority in the house. the democrats actually strengthening their hold on the senate, including elizabeth warren's defeat of incumbent massachusetts senator scott brown. one of the most watched races of the election. one of the most expensive as well. we'll talk to senator-elect warren a little bit later. >> as we've been doing all week, here's the headlines. "usa today" headline, "obama triumphs, midwest the key and political divide remains and in "the columbus dispatch." ohio wins with ohio. the "boston globe" reads "economy kept obama afloat. blocked romney win, and here's a forward thinking headline in "the wisconsin state journal." observers say paul ryan no
want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victims to vote. they're also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. now with less than three days to go, the get out of vote effort is in full swing. >> so all of the events are over for the day but tomorrow it's another packed day for both of the candidates. again, the focus on those key swing states, expected to be that way until election day. in washington, abc-7 news. >> ama: millions of people have already cast their ballots in early voting. nationally, does that seem to give an advantage to one side or the other? >> well, there's early voting in 34 states and the district of culp ya. some of those states have released some information about the voters, specifically their party affiliation, and if you look at those you can see it has an advantage towards president obama, demo
or do do you want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victims to vote. they're also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. now with less than three days to go, the get out of vote effort is in full swing. >> so all of the events are over for the day but tomorrow it's another packed day for both of the candidates. again, the focus on those key swing states, expected to be that way until election day. in washington, abc-7 news. >> ama: millions of people have already cast their ballots in early voting. nationally, does that seem to give an advantage to one side or the other? >> well, there's early voting in 34 states and the district of culp ya. some of those states have released some information about the voters, specifically their party affiliation, and if you look at those you can see it has an advantage towards president
? >> they are still counting votes in florida and -- [inaudible] bears and even greener light. i apologize. i saw that little green light and you know, it was too subtle for me. here is what we know. we certainly know that the president was reelected and we know democrats have picked up seats in the house and the senate which is contrary to what anybody in washington i think god even as -- we know they house will stay roughly the same so with his breaking news i bring you know that returns from florida and i like to spend more time on why he did this happen and what does that mean for us going forward? first, i share the admiration all around for president obama's campaign team. they were technically close to perfect in the first responsibility of the campaign team and that is to identify and turn out voters. they planned it, they executed it and every step of the way they knew what votes they needed and they went out and got them. they began weeks before election day thanking favorable votes in states where they have our people on the ground preplanned so again technically a superb operation and
for the republican and democratic side from the florida's 18th district congressman. patrick murphy is the west palm beach area. c-span is bringing to debase the out are 2012 coverage, showing the race is happening around the country and in your community. if you like to talk about campaign 2012, give us your call. we will hear from me. we're also taking your tweets with #cspan2012. also have are faced a page set up. our life wrote to the white house coverage continues tonight. first, at age 20 5:00 p.m. eastern, mitt romney and his wife annette will be at a campaign rally in colorado. it sees them and bring that to you. -- c-span will bring that to you live. the president obama speaks at a rally in virginia. looking for your calls right now, watch and engage in share your thoughts and campaign 2012. where are you calling is from? >> the virgin islands. >> what are you watching? >> i am amazed at how expensive it is for anyone to try to run for office. you look at the presidential election, you see how long the president obama has been campaigning for reelection. i wonder on any other level how poss
election tomorrow. this is a live picture out of sanford, florida where mitt romney has a first of series of rallies today. coming up at 6:15 where the candidates stand in the very latest polls. >>> time now 6:05. east coast elected officials are hoping the super storm sandy won't keep voters from the polls despite all of the power outages back there. chris christie says voters will be able to cast traditional paper ballots. even in the polling stations that lost power. new jersey voters that have been displaced by the big storm they'll have an option of faxing and i mailing in their ballots. voters in some new york counties can get an extra day to vote if the turnout falls below 25% due to the storm. >> you're all going to vote old school. that's the way it is. you will vote paper ballot. it will take us longer to count but everyone will have their opportunity to vote. >> we've got to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york city may have a really hard time casting a ballot. polling locations in all fife of the new york city burros have been relocated or combined as a result o
will be in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. >> while both men have a number of different ways to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win, we call that the path to victory, but who has the clearer path this morning? we're going to break it down with nbc's chuck todd. >> and as residents of the northeast move forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big
, their spouses, running mates, all crisscrossing ohio, wisconsin, iowa, virginia, colorado, florida, nevada. and it's gonna look like this for the next 48 hours. >>> the convention was tonight. despite deadlocked national polls, mitt romney faces a tougher road. here is his closing plea to the crowd in englewood, colorado. >> we journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for america's future. now we're almost there. one final push is gonna get us there. we got a lot of short nights and long days, and now we're close. the door to a brighter future is there. it's open, waiting for us. i need your vote, i need your work, i need your help! walk with me! let's walk together! let's start anew! thank you so much, colorado! you guys are the best! >> as for mr. obama, he appeared with former president bill clinton in virginia tonight. this is the bull run, if you're from farther north. this is where he'll get the vote. earlier in the day, he was in the milwaukee area, a key to his success in wisconsin. and here is his last words for the crowd there. >> and if you're willing to work with me and kn
waved scores of american flags during his stop in panama city, florida. at this time tomorrow morning he will fly to reno for a rally at the reno tahoe airport. one new poll shows president obama with a 50-48 age against romney. president obama is also in the midst of a campaign blitz. >> as long as there is a child anywhere in virginia, anywhere in this country who is still languishing in poverty and barred from opportunity, our work is not yet done. we have more work to do. >> the president spent last fight at a campaign stop in virginia with former president bill clinton as well as the dave matthews band. today the president will visit at least four states new hampshire, florida, colorado, and ohio. pop star katy perry was sporting a president obama campaign slogan. perry initially came out wearing a red, white, and blue dress holding a microphone shaped like the status of liberty's torch. after she sang her first song she revealed her other dress which had the slogan forward on it. perry also paused to make a pitch for donations for victims of super storm sandy. >>> californians are
. >> romney told supporters in sanford florida that it is time for new leadership. president obama was possible to his promise to bring it to dennis of problems. he has not. i will. >> on his running mate paul ryan echoed that tottering on the bottom. >> we do not have to settle for this. we can do better than this. this may be the best that barack about an offer, but this is not the best american have. >> vice president joe biden told the crowd and starling agenda obamas the best choice. >> president to a lesson about character. it is the most important ingredient president must possess to lead the world. president obama has the character of his convictions. >> voters in this bill not to the venture castles. the time open to expose the night since 1960. the first time in history the boat was tied. obama and ronnie at five votes each. in parts location new hampshire president obama beat out on the 23 to nine. i am dead aim reporting. >> closer to home the future of education funding in california would put to voters today. two propositions on the state ballot and to give more money
and north carolina and florida and colorado and nevada. also in hurricane-damaged areas without power, balloted are cast in tents. after a year of campaigning, canndidates voted today. romney voted in massachusetts. vice president joe biden waited at his polling station in delaware. president obama, now back in chicago, held his final campaign rally in iowa on monday night. he won't be voting today. he joined the more than 30 million people nationwide who voted early in 34 states and the district of columbia. votes that were not allowed to be counted until today. but it is the last-minute undecided votes that has romney with the push in pennsylvania and in the toughest battle ground of all, ohio. >> i feel great about ohio. >> reporter: with polls showing a virtual tie, it is the handful of swing states that determine the presidency. tallies will be carefully scrutinized for a long night of counting. marla and jon. >> quick question here. president obama is not campaigning today. he is keeping tradition and playing hoops at the white house with friends. actually in chicago. romney is
election day results in florida with the results in the presidential race too close to call. florida election officials say the final results may not be known for the weekend. but officials say it doesn't really matter. president obama won the election without those votes. however, the voting process in florida has been criticized. some of the voters have been waiting in -- had to wait in line six hours before voting. >>> according to the secretary of state, 59% of voters in california cast ballots this year. in 2008, that was -- that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half or almost 55% of registered voters turned out for tuesday's elections. >>> the fight for re-election has given way to a potential shift. ailry son burn -- alison burns has more? >> reporter: tori, for the past few days we've been hearing about officials and president obama saying they want to find new ways to work together. president obama returned to the white house and he had to deal with the fact that it was the worst day on wall street this year. that means that pressure is on him to deal wi
football, number 10 florida state made a dramatic fourth quarter comeback with under a minute to go scoring on a 39-yard touchdown pass and the seminoles won a squeaker over virginia tech, 28-22. >>> just ahead, bond is back. we're real excited about that. and a new take on an old president. >>> plus, "twilight" mania is in full swing. >>> and the often forgotten victims of a natural disaster get a big boost after hurricane sandy. you're watching "early today." >>> good friday morning everyone. your weekend forecast, a storm system is lingering over northern california, diving the the south, areas that don't typically see rain will see chances today. notice the thunderstorm in san francisco, such cold air aloft, sunshine late in the afternoon may lift the thunderstorms. we could see the thunderstorms and they do contain small 45i8. as far as the weekend forecast, the storm system pushes out. notice the temperatures are very chilly in just about all areas on saturday. by the time we get to srngs we warm up in the northwest as the next little system and front comes in. we will see a chance of
are broadwell. ankle kelley is an unpaid liaison for florida. >> mcafee is reportedly wantedded for murder. they are looking for john mcafee, his believed neighbored grege fall was killed saturday night. mcafee is no longer connected to the sanity clara company. there are reports that after an 100 million-dollar sales of his company, he went to belize to live a life of guns, and violence. >>> the 29 million-dollar housing development features 25 single occupancy units and a medical clinic. veterans told us they are grateful. >> i have multiple sclerosis. but i still have a great desire to live with a little bit of grace and dignity. >> the china town community development -- >> in washington and around the nation. concern is growing tonight over the so-called fiscal cliff. that terms levers to automatic deep cuts in spending and tax increases at the start of next year if congress fails to compromise. that could mean a loss in california alone of 90 million dollars. president obama is scheduled to meet with business leaders to discuss proposals to avoid the cliff. those concerns combined wi
of number ten florida was a perfect 10 for 10 from the field for 24 points as the gators pulled away and rolled over number 22 wisconsin 74-56. >>> all right, some baseball. tampa bay's david price was named the cy young award winner with 20 wins this season. and it was 38-year-old r.a. dickey who won 20 games for the mets who got the national league cy young award. he is the first knuckleball pitcher in baseball history to win the award. >>> american swimmer missy franklin of colorado won four gold medals at the london olympics and holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke. the 17-year-old now has signed a letter of intent to go to the university of california at berkeley before competing in the 2016 summer games in rio de janeiro. >>> and in oklahoma city, this kid is awesome. he's a 9-year-old boy who loves spor sports. his name is jason smith jr. he has muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. his twin brother plays football, but last week, his father who coaches the team is the one who put jason into the game, and it was his teammates that pushed him all the
of florida is the only one remaining too close to call. the president has at least 303 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. thousands of supporters cored as the president, first lady, and daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago. they will return to the white house though this afternoon. there was also a very large receive brace filled with chants and cheers at sprawl plaza. for many students in the crowd they are excited this is their first time to vote. >> it's been a long time waiting. it was a really long line. and it took awhile to get through there. you feel like you did something. it's definitely worth it. >> cal campus residents hall posted polling stations. students in berkeley were still in line to vote though after the polls closed at
about florida avenue remains closed between third and sixth street. no problems to report here. we come across the 14th street bridge into town. steve, back to you. >> we want to get to jumei. what's the latest? >> the lapd is reporting they have at least one person in custody involved in the shooting, possibly a second person could be in custody. what we have been able to learn is that four people were shot just after 12:30 this morning west coast time. about 30 minutes later is when university police sent out the alert locking down the campus. we know one of the victims is in critical condition and that victim seems to be the intended target in this shooting. we have also learned three other bystanders were shot and they received non-life threatening injuries. we hear none of these people shot and the gunmen went to the university of southern california. there appears to be some sort of dispute not related to the university. an "l.a. times" reporter is reporting be some type of gang violence. we know the university continues to urge students to st
now. you have florida and ohio. look at that obama is wing by only 2% in florida and ohio they are also just 2% apart. >>> the federal government is buying gasoline to get fuel super storm sandy victims. the obama administration ordered 12 million gallons of unleaded fuel and 10 million gallons of diesel. tanker trucks will take the fuel to gas stations in new york, new jersey and other storm stricken areas. it is a welcome news for the thousands that are trying to leave. >> i'm getting out of the city. the city accident love me. i've been here my whole life. there's nothing. the ocean tore through my house and i lost everything i known 27 years and i'm five years living in the streets. >> gas supply dropped when super storm sandy flooded pipeline equipment. new jersey governor has ordered gas rationing to cut down on lines at gas stations. it's called odd even rationing. vehicles with license plates that end in even number cans only fill up on even numbered days of the month. odd number and specialized plates can go on the odd days. the plan is expected to work since only
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